Conservation & Restoration

Conservation is the care and preservation of an important item.

Restoration involves repair and consolidation when damage or distortion occurs.


For over 30 years the Studio has develoed considerable experience cleaning and treating paintings on canvas and panael and decorative fixed painted wood structures.


Over 30 years experience, working as a Forensic Conservator and Investigator in conservation, research and recovery throughout Europe.

Francis W Downing Ltd.

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The Studio is established and equipped to conserve and restore easel paintings in oil and egg tempera including decorative fixed painted wood structures, from Italian renaissance to present day Acrylic painting; Combining over forty years experience with ‘up to date’ Conservation equipment and techniques.

The Studio cares for paintings from initial cleaning, repair and essential treatment to consolidation of flaking paint including lining and necessary retouching. Advice, examinations, Conservation and Restoration work is regularly carried out for Museums and Galleries, National Trust, Historic Houses, Churches, Auction Houses, Local Authorities Fine Art Insurers, Loss Adjusters and Private Clients.

Regardless of quality or value, no painting or paintwork is beyond consideration.

Francis W Downing ACR is an Accredited Conservator.


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